Things To Do near The Threshing Barn Cottage

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Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In winter, if you stand on Belstone Great Green and look east along the gorgeous Belstone Cleave, you'll see a rocky outcrop jutting out of the trees on the right hand side, or southern wall, of the wooded valley. This is Ivy Tor. It rises from the south bank of the River Taw next to a steep moorlan...

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The East Okement River rises by the army ring road on Okement Hill high on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows north over Deep Ford and Henry's Ford to the popular crossing point Cullever Steps. Beyond a wild swimming pool, below Scarey Tor, the river cuts the beautiful East Okement Valley that runs...

Belstone Cleave, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, Belstone Cleave is a relatively small cleave or wooded valley so it's easy to walk and explore. This website helps people discover and holiday in Dartmoor National Park. It's a practical guide. As such, for the purposes of this listing, we take Belstone Cleav...

Belstone Great Green, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Great Green, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a car park on the right as you enter Belstone. Walk from this car park towards The Tors Inn and Belstone Church and you'll see a small village green with stocks to the left. There are two roads. Follow the left hand road and you come to a pub garden and a large grassy area that drops steeply...

River Taw, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

River Taw, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For anyone who loves the poetry of Ted Hughes, the River Taw should be a very special place. Near Taw Head, where the river rises, is a simple granite memorial stone to the Poet Laureate. Sunk into a mound on the west bank of the river, a visit to the memorial stone on a walk from Belstone is a grea...

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

West Cleave is a stunning place. Whilst you can walk in from all directions, our favourite approach is from the west. There are a number of circular walks you can complete from the Okehampton Camp area. Note that this is one of the best areas on Dartmoor for bluebells in Spring. From Okehampton,...

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Use the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping. Start at the large car parking area on the northern side of Belstone village. Given the area's popularity, you're asked to park here as a visitor. Walk into the village and take the r...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In the western section of Halstock Wood, near Lower Halstock, is a small set of stepping stones next to what looks like a ford that you can use to cross Moor Brook. They are impassable after heavy rain. When they are impassable, use the public footpath that runs through Lower Halstock. Paths are mar...

Skaigh Woods, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Skaigh Woods, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Skaigh is a hamlet in Belstone Cleave between Belstone and Sticklepath. Skaigh Woods (or Skaigh Wood on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map) is a beautiful stretch of woodland valley along the River Taw running between Skaigh and Sticklepath. Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge is located...

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are a couple of sets of stepping stones in West Cleave along the East Okement Valley. One set is practical and runs along the side of the East Okement River in the middle of West Cleave. The other set is located in the upper section of West Cleave by Chapel Ford and its modern footbridge that...

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you're walking the Tarka Trail in Dartmoor National Park, you'll cross the wooden footbridge at Chapel Ford on the East Okement River at the upper end of West Cleave. The ford is just downstream of the footbridge. There's also a set of stepping stones. The Tarka Trail runs along the west bank mov...

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cosdon Hill is a vast dome of moorland near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. Given its size, there are plenty of walks and circular walks to the beacon and its summit and around its flanks. This walk starts at the village Belstone and takes you to the top of the hill before dropping do...

The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Trafalgar Way is a long distance path running between Falmouth, Cornwall and London. The path follows the route taken by Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere who delivered news of victory at the Battle of Trafalgar to the Admiralty in London. In and around Dartmoor, moving west to east, the Traf...

The Devonshire Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Devonshire Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

North Dartmoor Situated just up the road from the National Trust's Finch Foundry and at the tail of Belstone Cleave, The Devonshire Inn is also by the Tarka Trail and at the foot of Dartmoor's north moor. Add local riding stables and two of the most stunning prehistoric sites in the National Park...